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are, I believe, three basic processes that contribute to the physical
deterioration of the male body. They are intellectualization,
macho rigidity and guilt.
The women's liberation
movement did not effect its astounding impact via self-hate, guilt
or the desire to placate the male. Instead it has been energized by
anger and outrage. Neither will the male change in any meaningful
way until he experiences his underlying rage toward the endless, impossible
binds under which he lives, the rigid definition of his role, the
endless pressure to be all things to all people, and the guilt-oriented,
self-denying way he has traditionally related to women, to his feelings,
and to his needs.